The Lost World Of Friese-Greene details
|Genres:||Special Interest, Television|
The Lost World Of Friese-Greene - Disc 1
|Ex Disc 1|
The Lost World Of Friese-Greene - Disc 2
|Ex Disc 2|
|Run time:||2 hours 57 minutes|
|Rental release:||02 May 2006|
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More entertaining that the Lost World of Mitchell and KenyonBy TristanWhite (307 reviews) from London, UK , 24 May 2006
[Highly rated reviewer]This is a very entertaining 3 episode series about narrator Dan Cruickshank following Claude Friese-Greene's journey in the early 20s from Lands End to John O'Groats, in an attempt to see how the world Friese-Greene filmed has changed - and in some cases, has not changed. Friese-Greene's films are in themselves fascinating, since they were using a very innovative colour process. This is all explained in the series (three times, in fact, in case viewers of the original TV series had missed an earlier episode). It's a very interesting film, and Dan Cruickshank appears to be a really lovely person. The only let-down is the reactions of some of the people he is showing his portable DVD player to... one would have thought that, when shown images of their grandfather, in colour, for the first time, they would have been a little more ecstatic; evidently, so does Cruickshank, who always asks 'So how does it feel seeing your grandfather in colour after all these years?'. The reaction seems rather deadpan at times, which makes me think that some of the people he is showing the footage too have already had a sneak preview before Cruickshank's own cameras capture their reaction. Shame there's not more of London, but you can find more footage on the History part of the Beeb's website.
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Great for people interested in 1920s BritainBy trainbuff (34 reviews) from Waterlooville , 26 Aug 2011I enjoyed this DVD. I think that it is fantastic that the BBC managed to find people who can identify many of the characters in the films. Mega congratulations to the researchers as that was the aspect of the film that I enjoyed most.
FabBy Karamac (8 reviews) from Midlothian , 09 Dec 2009Fabulous piece of nostalgia and not a turban in sight !
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goodBy scorpion (538 reviews) from Mexborough , 22 Jun 2009a very good dvd a must 4 all
The Lost World Of Friese GreenBy a customer from Macclesfield , 21 May 2009This film is an absolute gem, first seen on TV I loved it then and on a second viewing it's lost none of its power to amaze and entertain. ENJOY!
A great nostalgia trip!By Rachael Netherway from Newport, South Wales , 09 Dec 2007We missed this series on tv when it was shown, & were really pleased to get hold of it on here.Dan Cruicshank is an excellent choce for this programme.His obvious enthusiasm for the era spills out at each place he stops in his lovely old vintage car.Looking at the landscaps as they were 80-odd years ago, sometimes its surprising to see that they haven't changed that much, yet some have changed beyond all recognition.
I particularly liked the part about the young ladies in their very large all consuming bathing costumes at the lido in Plymouth.At that time, you kind of imagine women being very staid & prim & proper, but here they are, captured on film having a whale of a time!
Am really looking forward to disc 2!